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Over one million have been affected by floods across Pakistan


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ISLAMABAD: Over a million people have been affected by floods across Pakistan until now, according to the NDMA.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), over one million people have been affected directly by recent flash floods. From the time when the flash floods started devastating various parts of Pakistan in mid-July, so far, at least 166 people have been killed and 128 injured. Besides this, about 8,471 houses and 2,976 villages have also been damaged by the flood water.

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According to details publicized by the NDMA, 13 people were killed in Balochistan, 79 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 42 in Punjab, 23 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, seven in Gilgit-Baltistan, and two in FATA.

However, NDMA has thus far provided around 70,000 tents to the flood victims across the country. Additionally, rations packs, 1,500 tarpaulins, 8,913 blankets, 700,000 aqua tablets and 124 tons of mineral water have also been distributed among the affectees.

On the other hand, in Punjab 154,140 and in Sindh 583,096 people were evacuated respectively from flood-hit areas. According to NDMA, 757 relief camps were established across the country to facilitate the affectees along with providing shelter to the flood-affected.